Q. Is there or is there not such a thing as absolute truth?
As mentioned over and over so far, the purpose of Zen meditation is to realise that everything is empty. When everything is empty, there is only Emptiness, which is called the true-Self, Oneness, or Buddha in Buddhism and God in Christianity. Emptiness is the very absolute truth. Buddhism is a religion that helps people to realise what the absolute truth is and that we are the absolute truth itself. My answer to your answer is “Yes, there is. You are the very absolute truth itself.”
Student: “Why am I not eternal although I am the absolute truth?”
Master: “A man, no matter how much money he has in his bank account, is not rich unless he recognises the fact.”
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